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A black cake plate with a dozen of macadamia nut white chocolate chip cookies stacked on top.
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

The perfect combination of white chocolate and macadamia nuts in the light and delicious but simple to make cookie that can be made without a mixer.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
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Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 196kcal


  • ½ cup butter {melted}
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar {packed}
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts {chopped}


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • In a medium bowl combine melted butter with both sugars. Stir with a wooden spoon until totally combined. Add the vanilla extract and egg to the mixture and mix again.
  • Add flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until everything is totally incorporated but don't over mix.
  • Add the white chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts, stir until they are evenly distributed into the dough.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop and scoop mounds of dough onto a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies begin to look golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days or freeze cookies for up to 3 months.



  • Don't over mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. It should only be mixed until everything is nicely incorporated.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of sweetened coconut for a wonderful tropical flavor.
  • Don't over bake the cookies. When you want a soft cookie it is super important to not over bake the cookies.
White Chocolate Chips- Change up the chips in this recipe with chocolate or dark chocolate chips. You could also add dried cranberries or raisins for a fun twist.
Macadamia Nuts- The best alternatives to macadamias are cashews, almonds, pecans or even walnuts.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg